Coloring on a Saturday...still happening 27 years later!

"Chief Mountain (Southern AB)" acrylic on canvas, 18" x 24" $430

(It's simple math. I'm 29 now, and I've been drawing and coloring since I was two...so no, I'm not lying about my age!)

It's almost 3pm and I am still in my pyjamas. I had a normal breakfast, but I did have oreos for lunch...my hair is not combed and I have spent ALL day (up to this very moment) painting! Thank goodness for longer daylight hours so I can still go for a nice run and get things for dinner while it's light out! But the most important thing is...Chief Mountain is finished!

This painting makes me so so happy. It also makes me long for summer so we can go hiking and spend time in the area...but we will! Hooray for summer plans but I'm getting ahead of myself. I don't think I've ever painted a painting (that is a lot of 'p') with 3 different types of blues. It is VERY blue...but there are also some new colors in it that I'm having fun using. That cobalt titinate green and cobalt teal were both used in the pale band in the sky. Lovely colors! I also used my ultramarine blue that I forgot about. Sometimes I just end up using the same 12 colors for everything, so it's nice to change it up a bit. The reason the painting is so blue is because it's an early morning in winter...and there was a whole lot of snow out there when the photo was taken. A few feet at least on the hills...and even more in the mountains. It was also really cold that day....like -25 or so. Without the wind.

I would love to get the same shot of Chief Mountain but in the summer when it's nearing dusk...just to see the long summer shadows and greens that would be present. Golden sunlight bathing everything in it's haze. Nice summery thoughts for a lovely spring-like Saturday afternoon. And now for a run.